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June 21, 2017
Several new transportation projects in Albemarle County can move forward now that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has adopted its latest multiyear plan. At a meeting in Richmond this week, the CTB adopted an $18.6 billion, six-year program for road, bridge, rail and transit projects. That includes two roundabouts in ...
June 12, 2017
The building boom on Water Street in downtown Charlottesville is about to soar to new heights. The long-awaited redevelopment of the City Market lot as a nine-story building known as West2nd is expected to get underway this summer. That will be followed by the redevelopment of the Main Street Arena ...
October 01, 2016
The University of Virginia now owns several properties on Roosevelt Brown Boulevard south of the railroad tracks that separate its hospital from the Fifeville neighborhood. The university paid $8.73 million in late August to acquire a total of 2.63 acres on seven properties on Grove Street and King ...
August 20, 2016
After two unsuccessful requests for proposals, Charlottesville’s Dairy Road bridge will enter a third bidding process within the next month for needed repairs. “Driving up and down the [U.S.] 250 Bypass, you can’t help but see the plywood underneath and that’s there to keep concrete from ...
May 27, 2016
Planning discussions to guide development immediately south of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall are still underway more than two years after the Strategic Investment Plan was adopted by the City Council. “We did the visioning thing two years ago, but we didn’t go in depth about zoning,” Councilor Kathy Galvin ...
April 25, 2016
A computer scientist who has developed software to track vehicle speeds on Charlottesville streets is now gathering data from two more locations and wants city officials to take notice. “The city has a problem with speeding, and the question is, how do you control it?” said Paul Reynolds, a professor ...
February 20, 2016
The Charlottesville City Council has asked planning staff for an action plan to speed up implementation of the Strategic Investment Area, a guide to the development of 330 acres south and east of the Downtown Mall. “After two years of delay, it is time for action,” said Councilor Kathy Galvin ...
August 27, 2015
The preparations for next year’s Charlottesville budget began this week when the Planning Commission met to establish funding priorities for the capital improvement program. “The role of the Planning Commission is to guide development and development activities in the city,” said Alexander Ikefuna, the city’s new director of ...